Prof. Dr. S.M. Singh
Sri Sai Nath Post Graduate Institute of Homoeopathy,
Prof. Dr. S.M. Singh is a famous academician
and clinician. He is rendering his service as Director of Sri
Sai Nath Post Graduate Institute of Homoeopathy, Allahabad and
he guided more than 70 students. He had presented many papers
in scientific seminars. The Homoeopathic Community has honoured
him with many awards
An infant aged 18 days was brought with a diagnosis
of Fatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) Grade III with
Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS) with due diagnosis confirmed
by modern investigations. When the child was admitted the general
condition was poor, baby looked pale had marked respiratory
distress with generalized hypertonia and seizures.
The male child was born by normal vaginal delivery on 6.3.08
at 7 am. There was history of MSAF (Meconium stained amniotic
fluid) and delayed cry after birth. The baby was put on ventilator
and treated with modern medicines. The seizures were controlled
after 4th day. The baby was weaned for eighteen days and remained
oxygen dependent. The child developed chest infection and breathless
as a sequele of meconium aspiration.
The Plain x ray of the chest revealed right upper and lower
zone opacity pneumonic consolidation on 21-3-2008 Refer
Increased patch of opacity
in right upper & lower zone & in left upper zone.
Decreasing patch of opacity
in both upper zone lung field.
Vanadium 30 single dose
After 10 days, 31.3.2008, the opacity in both zones decreased.
Refer Plate II. After 30 days, 10.5.2008, Lung fields and Cardiac
shadow appeared normal Refer Plate III
The child was saved from fatal complication and CT scan of the
skull was advised to study the consequent effects of hypoxia.
It impressed that the child is suffering from mild cerebral
He responded miraculously to a single dose of Vanadium 30.
The child is under treatment for further evaluation and inference
Both lung fields are
normal. Cardiac shadow normal
Mild cerebral atrophy.
The drug vanadium was prescribed on the basis of simple understanding
that drug is oxygen carrier Dr.William Boericke described this
remedy as “Its action is that of an oxygen carrier and
a catalyzer, hence its use in wasting diseases, increases amount
child haemoglobin, also combines its oxygen with toxins and
destroys their virulence. Also increases and stimulates phagocytes.
A remedy in degenerative conditions of the liver and arteries.”
Simple understanding of the drug action is very useful in circumstances
where we failed to collect the totality of symptoms. The child
is benefited by Vanadium, who cannot express anything. Here
the prescription is neither based on constitution nor on miasmatic